My fiance and I stayed two nights this weekend at the brand new Hotel Vermont. To be honest, we sprung the extra money to stay in this hotel, since all the pictures and reviews we saw were pretty awesome.
We were hesitant until we arrived on early Friday afternoon. We were able to check in early by a couple of hours. Our room was 634 - a corner room. The room was cozy but the bathroom was bigger than ours at home. The water pressure in the shower was pretty amazing too. The air conditioning was great...my fiance loves his AC and this one definitely did not disappoint. The bed was super comfortable. We really loved the flannel throw that was an extra blanket. There were also 2 flannel robes in the closet for us to use that were nice to lounge around in. Each night we received turn down service -- a perk we really love. We also got a couple of little chocolates from a local chocolatier.
We loved the concept of the joint floor coffee/water/tea service. There was a pitcher, 2 glasses and 2 mugs in the room for us to help ourselves. Loved that sparkling water were offered! Besides Green Mountain Coffee K-Cups being available, there were also terrific gourmet teas. As a tea drinker, I loved that that the flavors changed throughout our stay. Around 4p/5p each day, a cheese platter was put out with different types of local cheeses.
The hotel offers yoga classes each day for $15. I am a sucker for a relaxing yoga class and I took advantage of the offering. The hour long class was for beginners, but I really enjoyed it and felt great all day. I did not use the gym, but there was a nice mix of cardio equipment and free weights available.
We loved the Juniper Bar off the lobby. The restaurant was actually pretty hopping on Friday night, but we only ordered some drinks and sat outside by the firepit and heatlamps and enjoyed gazing at the stars. There were some great local beers available on draft and all were reasonably priced. Some cocktails were a little pricey - but were well made. A new restaurant opened up last week adjacent to the hotel, Hen of the Wood. I believe there is another location about a half hour away from Burlington and it's very popular. Since we had our meals planned out for this visit, we only walked in to take a look at the menu and space and definitely will be dining there on our next visit.
We were very impressed with this hotel. It definitely appealed to our liking. The staff were very helpful and we loved the little "extras" (free fresh local apples everywhere! trial mix to go! CHEESE!). We are already planning on another visit very soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Vermont is downtown Burlington's only independent LEED Certified hotel. Hotel Vermont offers 125 guest bedrooms, 2,700 square feet of function space, and two outdoor terraces with views of Lake Champlain. ... more less
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